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Current Status and Development Trend of Satellite Laser Communication

Satellite laser communication (SLC) is a technology that uses laser beams to transmit information between satellites and ground stations. SLC offers several advantages over traditional radio frequency (RF) communication, including higher data rates, lower power consumption, improved security, and longer communication distances. This paper introduces the latest research progress and development plan in the field of satellite laser communication in the United States, Europe, Japan and China, and summarizes the main parameters and indicators of domestic and foreign satellite laser communication demonstration projects. Meanwhile, based on the composition of satellite laser communication systems, this article provides a detailed analysis of the main technologies involved in satellite laser communication systems, such as Laser Transmitter, Laser Receiver, Adaptive Optics, Modulation Schemes, Pointing and Tracking. By studying the latest research progress and development plans of satellite laser communication, as well as analyzing the main technologies involved, the development trends of satellite laser communication in new laser technologies, standardization, commercialization, regulatory issues, cost effectiveness, and market demand have been summarized. It provides reference for promoting the application of satellite laser communication in maritime mobile communication, with the aim of achieving high-speed, more stable, and safer interconnection Between ships and shore, as well as between ships.

Satellite Laser Communication, Pointing and Tracking, Development Trend, Main Technologies, Maritime Communication

APA Style

Ning Li. (2023). Current Status and Development Trend of Satellite Laser Communication. International Journal of Information and Communication Sciences, 8(2), 26-32.

ACS Style

Ning Li. Current Status and Development Trend of Satellite Laser Communication. Int. J. Inf. Commun. Sci. 2023, 8(2), 26-32. doi: 10.11648/j.ijics.20230802.12

AMA Style

Ning Li. Current Status and Development Trend of Satellite Laser Communication. Int J Inf Commun Sci. 2023;8(2):26-32. doi: 10.11648/j.ijics.20230802.12

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